Photo Essay: TreePeople Soars High with Olympian Shaun White

TreePeople Joins the Air + Style Music and Sports Festival

Earlier this year, TreePeople teamed up with two-time snowboarding Olympic gold-medalist, Shaun White, his team at Air + Style, along with partners at Change the Course and Clif Green Notes for the Air + Style Music and Sports Festival in Exposition Park. Air + Style’s design doesn’t just attract top musicians and athletes, but also incorporates local art, community and culture.

“Getting big air requires big snow and snow needs water.” – Shaun White

Professional snowboarder soars over Mt. Los Angeles.

We had a blast rocking out with the crowd! Over two days, we handed out materials and ran a “selfie” station and also engaged people to help restore 1,000 gallons of water to a California ecosystem in need. Festival attendees who visited our booth took a #BigAirBigWater selfie pledge for a chance to volunteer with Shaun White and TreePeople at an environmental day of action. 


Air + Style Pays a Visit to Coldwater Canyon Park

After the event, pledge winners, the Air + Style dream team and Shaun White joined us for a Park Work Day. The group helped our team with trail maintenance and to prep our Eco-tour “Dr. Dirt” station for our young visitors. Each year, 10,000 kids visit our park for field trips where they learn about nature’s cycles and how to care for the environment. Gloves and pitchforks in hand, we all set out to give our trails a little T.L.C.

We can’t say enough how much we appreciated all the hard work of our volunteers– and also to Shaun for leading the pack with the same dedication as when he hits the slopes.

Do you want to be a climate champion like Shaun White? Sign up for our next volunteer event!

By Caitlin Dunham

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Caitlin discovered a passion for working in social media and marketing and eventually found her way to TreePeople. With her unique forestry and marketing background, Caitlin is now growing and thriving within TreePeople’s Yurt Village. She loves that she can bridge the gap between science and marketing and is at the frontlines of educating Angelenos on trees and how they can save LA.